so in my file I had on line 44 this trainer name.
"Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes"
and in line 95 this horse name. Inz'n'out
this throws of my capturing correct item 9. How do I protect against this?
Use python's csv module to read the file. Don't try to
do it yourself; the rules for handling embedded commas
and quotes in csv are quite complicated. As long as
the file is a well-formed csv file, the csv module
should parse fields like that correctly.